September 26th, 2007
11:03 PM ET
7 years ago

Kucinich: Tall president?

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, offered a moment of light-heartedness at Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate when he offered the audience two choices for president.

Kucinich told the audience at Dartmouth College that they could have a president who was in favor of health care reform, ending the war in Iraq, and against the Patriot Act, or “you can have a president who is tall.”

The comment caused the audience to erupt in laughter and fellow White House hopeful John Edwards, who was standing next to Kucinich, to come over and compare heights.

Various news reports have placed Kucinich at 5 feet, 7 inches tall.

– CNN Ticker Producer Xuan Thai


Filed under: Dennis Kucinich • New Hampshire
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    both Edwards and Kucinich can borrow that Members Only jacket Mahmoud Ahmandinejed wears. Maybe the three of them can go on a defeat tour when they all lose next year.

    September 26, 2007 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  2. Dave, Richmond, VA

    You do one story on Kucinich, and it's one pointing out that he's short. Way to go, mainstream media...

    September 27, 2007 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  3. laurinda,ny

    He took away any credibility he had when he stated that 16 should be the legal drinking age.

    September 27, 2007 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  4. freetobeme, Rochester, PA

    CNN, nice job running this (sarcasm). You and the other mainstream media moguls won't give Kucinich the time of day when he describes his stand on the issues, but you go out of your way to present him as a buffoon and a clown every time he makes a light-hearted or offhand comment. You and the other media outlets have already decided to stuff Hillary down our throats, haven't you? For your information, Kucinich has some good ideas.

    Don't listen to the mainstream media, people. They are not on your side. They protect and represent the same Establishment that is killing our Republic.

    September 27, 2007 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  5. Cable King Pittsburgh PA

    Kucinich stands taller than his physical height.

    September 27, 2007 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  6. Pickles, Monaca, PA

    Don't listen to the mainstream media, people. They are not on your side. They protect and represent the same Establishment that is killing our Republic.

    CNN, nice job running this (sarcasm). You and the other mainstream media moguls won't give Kucinich the time of day when he describes his stand on the issues, but you go out of your way to present him as a buffoon and a clown every time he makes a light-hearted or offhand comment. You and the other media outlets have already decided to stuff Hillary down our throats, haven't you? For your information, Kucinich has some good ideas.

    September 27, 2007 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  7. Chris, Middletown, CT

    Answer – Kucinish

    Question – Name a candidate that nobody will vote for?

    September 27, 2007 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  8. TheGreatInfidelPart2

    When it comes to the issues important to most Americans, Kucinich is a giant among midgets.

    September 27, 2007 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. Dave from Texas

    Completely unelectable, but may be the funniest candidate of either party.

    September 27, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. Henry Tucker, Ga

    Short-man complex. Nuff said.

    September 27, 2007 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. al, San Francisco, CA

    Choosing a president based on height is more objective than based on the beauty of the candidate's spouse, as Mitt Romney once suggested.

    September 27, 2007 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  12. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    ignoring all physical qualities and focusing on - oh, I don't know - maybe credentials and experience might be the way to go.

    September 27, 2007 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  13. hermeda, seattle, wa.

    kucinich = long-lost cousin of Ross Perot

    September 27, 2007 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  14. Mark, Akron OH

    It is too bad the rest of it is not there consistently. He is probably the only candidate on both sides who would truly fight for the needs of the common American.

    September 28, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  15. Leon, Brooklyn

    Actually Kucinich said 16 should be the voting age, and either way I don't see why that should defeat his credibility...that

    September 28, 2007 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |

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